Mechtild (mechtild) wrote,

Wainwright’s,“The Maker Makes,” from Brokeback Mountain ~ the words

~ Ennis and Jack looking at the view, from Brokeback Mountain.

~ A good, honest kiss scene, no matter what the characters' genders.*

* Note: Opening up this entry to look for a link, I found that this picture had been removed from my Photobucket album. I certainly did not take it down. Since it was not obscene, I assumed it was removed without consenting me because someone browsing objected to it. Looking at it, I suppose it could be considered highly offensive to some viewers, although I think it a good cap from a very moving, beautifully filmed scene. Anyway, that is why I put it behind a cut. But, no, even behind the cut was too much. It has been taken down again. I have complained to Photobucket.

One disappointing thing about listening to my wonderful soundtrack recording of Brokeback was that I still could not understand the words sung by Rufus Wainwright, in his song that plays under the end credits, The Maker Makes.
Fed up, I looked up its lyrics on a website….

What do you know? The lyrics are really, really good. Simple, but strong, and eloquent of the film’s theme and characters.

What a shame Wainwright couldn’t sacrifice some of his slurring-the-blues singing style for clarity of diction.

For others of you who could not understand the words to "The Maker Makes," but liked the sound of its evocative, “prayer-meeting hymn” style, here is the song’s text.

The Maker Makes by Rufus Wainwright

One more chain I break, to get me closer to you
One more chain does the maker make, to keep me from bustin' through

One more notch I scratch, to keep me thinkin' of you
One more notch does the maker make, upon my face so blue

Get along little doggies, get along little doggies

One more smile I fake, 'n try my best to be glad
One more smile does the maker make, because he knows I'm sad

Oh Lord, how I know,
Oh Lord, how I see, that only can the maker make a happy man of me

Get along little doggies, get along little doggies, get along

~ Mechtild

Brokeback Mountain Links Page HERE

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